Meybol Cacao Germany GmbH is passionately dedicated to selling the best and most exclusive premium cocoa varieties from Peru. We offer unprocessed, raw cocoa beans as well as high-end cocoa nibs (roasted and crushed premium cocoa beans) of incomparable quality at fair prices. Prepared in collaboration with some of the best chocolatiers, our range also includes the finest bean-to-bar chocolate and high-quality couverture chocolate, lovingly handmade from our premium cocoa beans.
Our premium cocoa beans have an incomparable aroma profile that may be described as nutty, flowery or fruity. Most of the cocoa trees are between 30 and 60 years old, and their fruity and nutty flavor components vary according to their provenance.
Premium cocoa is labor-intensive to produce: from growing, maintaining and harvesting, right down to packing and storage. The cocoa tree is not a plant you just leave to its own devices. It requires skill and passion to obtain the finest cocoa varieties in the world.
The term 'bean-to-bar' is used to describe the chocolate manufacturing process. It is a very traditional process: The cocoa beans are peeled and placed in a melangeur – a device that grinds the beans until the substance has become entirely liquid.
The thickly viscous texture comes from the cocoa butter component, which is naturally contained in cocoa beans. This liquid substance has been called cocoa liquor since the old days. As soon as the correct texture has been obtained, the liquor can be used to produce a range of cocoa products.
To manufacture high quality chocolate, one top value ingredient is essential: chocolate couverture. It is produced in large quantities for chocolate production around the globe. Using a special process, high quality chocolate couverture is made from those premium cocoa beans that have the highest cocoa butter content. Only then does it achieve the perfect textures and aroma profile so highly prized by chocolatiers and gourmet chefs.
Cocoa nibs are made from 100% pure premium cocoa beans: by roasting, peeling and then breaking them up into small pieces, the so-called nibs. In this form, you can use raw cocoa in a range of ways, for example in tea or coffee, as a topping for your breakfast cereal or for baking. Or just enjoy the nibs as an exclusive snack – straight from the packet.
Peru is home to 60% of all the world's cocoa varieties. And Peru is the country with the greatest diversity of cocoa beans in the world. All our cocoa beans belong to the Criollo variety. It is the finest of the premium cocoa varieties: Almost or entirely without bitterness, it dazzles with a rich palette of distinct secondary notes that round off its incomparable flavor and precious aroma.
The unique Criollo aroma profile is often described as nutty, flowery or fruity. International chocolatiers, gourmet chefs and chocolate artists tend to take the liberty to extend this palette of descriptions with terms of their own. The words used are similar to those a sommelier may employ to describe a wine with an exceptional aromatic note.
However, the Criollo cocoa tree has a low yield and is very delicate, and Criollo cocoa consequently only represents 10 percent of world cocoa production – which is why it is reserved for the finest and most select chocolates. We only select the very best Criollo beans for our products, which makes it an ultra-premium fine cocoa in the truest sense.
In the following, we introduce you to three Criollo varieties from our diverse ultra-premium range, which in total comprises more than 10 of the finest varieties:
Chuncho cocoa is one of Peru's most outstanding cocoa varieties. It amazes with a dazzling flavor profile, has little acidity and a gentle mildness, without any bitterness. It was originally grown by the Matshiguengas indigenous people who used to live in the remote Rio Apurimac and Villa Virgen valleys of the Cusco region in the south of Peru at an altitude of about 3,500 metres above sea level. Cocoa is still being grown there today.
Because of its organoleptic properties, Chuncho cocoa is very sought after by chocolatiers for the manufacture of confectionery and chocolate bars. Several of them received international awards, including first places at the International Chocolate Awards in 2017 and 2018.
The flavor of Criollo cocoa, however, not only depends on each particular variety and the plant's genetic makeup, but also on factors such as provenance, soil quality and climatic conditions. These are some of the reasons why one Criollo is not the same as another, representing instead an incredible diversity.
White cocoa is the purest form of Criollo cocoa, and globally one of the most sought-after – and at the same time rarest – cocoa varieties. It combines a refined flavor profile with perfect fruit and acidity balance, together with low astringency and bitterness. This cocoa enchants the senses with notes of nut, caramel and mellow spice, and with a buttery texture.
The name 'white cocoa' derives from the transparent, enameled-looking unripe coca pods hanging from the tree. These pods are also smoother than in other varieties. The unripe beans inside the fruit are also pure white, as is typical for a true Criollo variety.
You can allow yourself to enjoy our certified organic cocoa in the knowledge that: One of our most important goals is to protect the environment, to preserve biodiversity and to maintain a balance between humanity and nature.
Sustainability is of central importance to our company, too, and serves as one of our golden rules: We avoid the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance, while we also carefully monitor our energy consumption. It is Mother Earth, after all, who provides us with these wonderful foods, and our gratitude means that we owe her due diligence.
We offer our customers high-quality cocoa without synthetic additives such as pesticides, artificial fertilizers or colors. Our manufacturing process operates entirely without industrial solvents, irradiation or genetic engineering. We take responsibility for social and ecological factors, and we guarantee that you are holding a safe, natural and fairly produced product in your hands.
Social responsibility is of the utmost importance to Meybol Cacao, and we support it proactively. We consider social equality to be one of the most important values in life. And for us, this means making a real commitment. This is why Meybol Cacao is in constant contact with growers in Peru, and fighting for their wellbeing by offering safe working conditions, fair pay and a secure living environment. It means collaborating with the growers, side by side and on an equal basis, instead of exploiting them. We not only strive for enduring partnerships, but for real friendship.
This makes our commitment stronger than just relying on a FairTrade logo, any other type of seal or on some abstract certification process. For us, collaboration is more about helping friends. We call it HUBEANITY – in homage to both "Humanity" and "Beans".
Meybol Cacao has made it its goal to establish education facilities for the local children in Peru. We know that education and knowledge are the foundations of a stable and future-oriented community. In order to be able to continue to provide cocoa of the highest quality, we also want to train today's and tomorrow's farmers well. The people who work for us are, after all, the driving force behind our fine and delicious cocoa. Without them and their skills, we would not be
Meybol Cacao is a newly founded cocoa and chocolate company based in Hamburg/Germany. Its “SINGLE ORIGIN CHUNCHO" fine dark chocolate bar made it to the World Finals at the International Chocolate Awards 2018 and won a bronze medal in the European competition! It has only two ingredients: 75% cocoa mass and raw sugar.
The aromatic Chuncho cocoa bean is one of the rarest and most pristine cocoa varieties in the world. “SINGLE ORIGIN CHUNCHO” is hand-crafted in Peru with loving care and leaves a delicately tender feeling in the mouth as it melts. It has an unexpected and varied aroma of fruits and dried raisins.
The jury was very impressed by the exceptional quality of Meybol Cacao’s chocolate products which are all made from rare raw cocoa varieties from Peru.
Meybol Cacao directly cooperates cordially with farmers in one of the most remote regions of the Peruvian Andes. Don't hesitate to try Meybol Cacao's exquisite products, including “SINGLE ORIGIN CHUNCHO” – one of the best chocolates in the world!